July 25 – On This Day In History

25 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1554– Mary I married Philip II of Spain.
  • 1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England.
  • 1978 – The first ‘test tube baby’, Louise Brown, is born.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1848- Arthur Balfour – 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1954 – Walter Payton – American football player.
  • 1958 – Thurston Moore – American singer-songwriter (Sonic Youth).

 

Who died today?

  • 1834 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge – English poet and philosopher (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
  • 2009 – Harry Patch – last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches during World War 1.

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